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Announcing KABA-SD’s 2015-16 Board

September 23rd, 2015 No comments

We are happy to announce KABA-SD’s board members for the 2015-16 year!

PresidentPeter S. KangWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Vice-President: Wana Lee Bernales – The Bernales Law Firm
Secretary: John Ahn
TreasurerAngela Jae ChunCasey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

Board Members At-Large:
Douglas J. BrownAbelson Herron Halpern LLP
Yangkyoung LeeLee Justice Center, APLC
Justin PaikFerris & Britton, APC
Lisa S. YunSheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Law School Representatives:
Amanda Gracia – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Phil Kim – University of San Diego School of Law
Christopher Lee – California Western School of Law

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KABA-SD Endorses Ana Romanskaya for San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors

September 23rd, 2015 No comments

The KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse Anna Romanskaya for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Board of Directors. Ms. Romanskaya has strong leadership skills and is deeply committed to diversity. She has been involved and has held leadership positions in local and national bar associations, including the SDCBA, Lawyers Club, and the American Bar Association (ABA). Ms. Romanskaya just completed her 3 year term as a board member for Lawyers Club, where she focused her service on advancing the status of women in law and society. As the incoming Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA, she has intimate knowledge of major national issues regarding the administration of and access to legal services. Ms. Romanskaya will be able to educate the SDCBA on these issues and raise awareness at the local level. Ms. Romanskaya promises to focus on creating leadership training for young lawyers, and on supporting and collaborating with diversity bar organizations. The KABA-SD Board is proud to support Ms. Romanskaya and her vision to improve the San Diego County Bar Association as one if its Directors.

KABA-SD Endorses Srinivas Hanumadass for San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors

September 1st, 2015 No comments

The KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse Srinivas Hanumadass for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Board of Directors. Mr. Hanumadass is strongly committed to diversity and the community, having served as president for two terms of the South Asian Bar Association of San Diego (SABA-SD). He also actively supports other diversity bar organizations, which directly benefited KABA-SD through his efforts to co-founding our first speed networking event. Mr. Hanumadass’ primary focus is on mentoring younger attorneys and law students, and he intends to continue his efforts to put them in positions to succeed and pay it forward to the next generation of future attorneys once on the SDCBA Board. His passion for mentoring combined with his significant involvement in the community and in the legal profession makes Mr. Hanumadass a great candidate for the SDCBA Board.

KABA-SD Endorses Johanna Schiavoni for San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors

September 1st, 2015 No comments

The KABA-SD Board has voted to endorse Johanna Schiavoni for a seat on the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Board of Directors. Ms. Schiavoni promises to prioritize career development, diversity and inclusion, and transparency in the governance of the SDCBA. Specifically, she intends to promote diversity by encouraging diverse leaders to run for committee positions and influencing policy so that current leaders can be trained to be aware of diversity. Ms. Schiavoni has prior leadership experience and relationships at the SDCBA, which will better enable her to make changes within SDCBA starting from the beginning of her term. The KABA-SD Board is proud to support Ms. Schiavoni and her vision to improve the San Diego Country Bar Association as one of its Directors.